The Irish Kidney Association is calling for clarity on when adolescent renal patients can receive their Covid-19 vaccine.

The rollout to renal patients in the revised group four will start to gear up from Monday, when most transplant and dialysis patients between the ages of 18 and 69 will start to be offered a vaccine.

It was originally planned that they would be in receipt of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, but with this being set aside for the completion of the Over 70’s and renal patients will now avail of the AstraZeneca jab.

This presents a problem for patients between the ages of 16 and 18 years of age, as the Pfizer jab is the only vaccine cleared for use in that age group.

Colin White is the National Projects Manager with the Irish Kidney Association and he says it is vitally important that this school going age is not left out from the inoculation process.

He is seeking clarity as to when they will receive their jab, adding that it is vitally important that they receive their doses as quickly as possible.

Colin White has been speaking to Midwest News...